Just some info that I thought was quite interesting. And made me glad that I am able to buy AE shoes/boots in the US.
I was in Stockholm a few days ago (nephew's wedding) and went window shopping for shoes while there. They had quite a selection of shoes at the upscale store I visited and carried many English brands --- Church's, Grenson's, Loake's, etc. as well as some Italian brands as well.
The only US brand they carried were AE. And the walnut calf Dalton boots were the equivalent of about $685!! And we pay what, $375?? Having said that though, everything is really expensive in Sweden.